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Nicholas Cowey (abt. 1812 - 1859)

Nicholas Cowey
Born about in Penshaw, County Durham, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 11 Dec 1831 in Penshaw, Durham, Englandmap
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Died at about age 47 in Westerton Colliery, Auckland, Durham, Englandmap
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On 7 Jun 1812 Nicholas Cowey, born 10 Apr 1812, 3rd son of Nicholas Cowey (pitman, native of Houghton Parish) by his wife Martha Stove (native of Houghton Parish) was baptised at Penshaw, All Saints. [1]

1841 Census

  • Nicholas Cowey, 29, colliery sinker, born in County Durham
  • Mary Cowey, 33, born in County Durham
  • Ann Cowey, 9, born in County Durham
  • Martha Cowey, 7, born in County Durham
  • Jane Cowey, 5, born in County Durham
  • Mary Cowey, 2, born in County Durham


  1. Durham Records Online ( Database Entry for Nicholas Cowey. Date: 7 Jun 1812. Location: Penshaw, All Saints. Accessed 20 Jan 2023.

"Northumberland and Durham Marriages", Durham, Penshaw, Marriage 1831, 11 Dec, Nicholas Cowey and Mary Conn: online database Find My Past Website. Accessed 4 Sept 2018.

"England and Wales Census, 1841", Durham, Easington: Registration District Easington, Archive Reference HO107, Piece 313, Folio 6, Book 6, Page 8, Street: Shotton Grange Colliery: Nicholas Cowey, 29, born 1812; Mary, wife, 33, born 1808; Ann, dau, 9, born 1832; Martha, dau, 7, born 1834; Jane, dau, 5, born 1836; Mary, dau, 2, born 1839; all born in Durham: online database Find My Past Website. Accessed 4 Sept 2018.

"England and Wales Census, 1851", Durham, Coundon Grange: Registration District Auckland, Sub Registration Bishop Auckland, ED 14, Piece 2385, Folio 516, Household Schedule 10, Page 4: Nicholas, 38, Pitman, Born Penshaw, Durham; Mary, wife 44, Born Sedgefield,Durham; Martha, dau, 16, ____maker, Born Thubam Hill, Durham; Mary, dau, 11, Scholar, Born Hale Garth, Durham; Eliabeth, dau, 9, Born Easington, Durham; Nicholas, son, 6, Born Easington, Durham; Eleanor, dau, 4, Born Earsdon, Northamptonshire: 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.

"Web:UK, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths Index, 1700 - 1950", Nicholas Cowey, Born about 1812, Age 47, Event:Death, Event Date: 16 July 1859, Event Place: Auckland, Durham, Occupation: Deputy, Colliery: Westerton, Owner: N. Wood and Co., Notes: Killed by the rope getting off the pulley and breaking: Web: UK, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths Index, 1700-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

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